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August 20, 2012 4:10:56 PM

Hey, I've been working on putting together a build for about a month or so and this is what I've come up with. Now before I

spend this rather large sum of cash I just want to double check that it's all compatible and that the power supply will be

sufficient etc. If you guys would be so kind as to just look through my build and suggest any changes that would benefit me

without increasing the price I would be very grateful. Thanks for your help! I'm looking to purchase the components either

today or tomorrow.

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Looking to overclock to 4.5 GHz
Current monitors are 1360x768 and 1400x900.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $1072.28
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 12:04 EDT-0400)

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August 20, 2012 4:16:24 PM

The Radeon 7950 is definitely no slouch, but you might want to check out the new GTX 660TI, you get free Borderlands 2 and you save $50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise everything else looks good.
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August 20, 2012 5:29:23 PM

I agree with g-unit very nice build on your monitor res do your wallet a favor get the 660 TI
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August 20, 2012 6:20:42 PM

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August 20, 2012 6:22:18 PM

Alright I've switched to the 660 Thanks for the help guys.
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August 20, 2012 6:23:38 PM

Your very welcome happy gaming
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August 20, 2012 6:41:47 PM

sparcany said:
Hyper 212 EVO


Change that to either Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE, and you're pretty much good to go...
Also, buy HAF XM instead of 912 - it's a much MUCH better option.


Everything else is alright.
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August 21, 2012 3:42:50 AM

master_chen said:
Change that to either Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE, and you're pretty much good to go...
Also, buy HAF XM instead of 912 - it's a much MUCH better option.


Everything else is alright.


None of the products you're suggesting are obtainable on a sub-$1100 budget - you do not want to pay $150 for a case and $100 for a cooler when that can impact other parts that you're buying that are far more important (CPU, GPU). Those are like the last things to consider on a build.
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